George Soros had been well known as one of the most important and political figures in the U.S. for a number of years prior to the 2004 Presidential election campaign that saw the vast majority of American’s become aware of his contributions to left leaning politics around the world. Over the course of the 2004 election campaign in the U.S. George Soros made a major splash by taking advantage of the relaxed rules on wealthy donors backing political campaigns to donate what Politico estimates at $27 million to the campaign of Democratic nominee John Kerry in his election battle against sitting President George W. Bush. In a similar way Soros saw the problems that were rising in the U.S. in 2016 that he saw parallels with in the campaign of Donald Trump to that headed by President George W. Bush in 2016. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
As a survivor of the Nazi Occupation of Hungary from 1943 to the end of World War II, George Soros understands how the rise of right wing rhetoric lends itself to the dangers of racism and leaders acting beyond legal controls. During the 2016 election campaign season George Soros made public his concerns about the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump and some of his fellow Republican candidates for the conservative nomination for the Presidency, going so far as to describe the words of Trump as doing the work of ISIS for the terrorist organization. Soros made clear his political dislike of Donald Trump on a number of occasions as he threw his financial backing behind Democrat Hillary Clinton to the tune of $25 million as he saw the election as being as important as that fought in 2004. Prior to the election of President Bush in 2004 Soros had raised concerns about the potential actions of the U.S. leader and the threat he posed to global peace, a statement he likened to the problems faced by the U.S. following the election of President Donald Trump.
Politico reports the battle to overcome the right wing was won by George Soros and his fellow donors to President Barrack Obama during the 2008 Presidential election cycle; however, Soros himself has not been above criticizing those with left leaning political values if he feels their campaign promises are not being kept. The 2012 reelection campaign of President Obama saw very little involvement by George Soros as he felt the liberal policies promised by the President and his advisors had not been followed through with as he took a middle ground approach to politics that Soros felt was not promised during an election cycle that resulted in Soros explain his regret in not backing Hillary Clinton for President as far back as 2008.
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